December 14, 2014: Survive The Horrors of WWII With the Hero of “Unbroken,” Chase Water Down the Colorado River and More

A stretch of caked mud sits where the Colorado River once ran into Gulf of California. Pete McBride ran the length of the river during a test allowance to let the river run to the sea once again. (photo by Pete McBride / PeteMcBride.com)
A stretch of caked mud sits where the Colorado River once ran into Gulf of California. Pete McBride ran the length of the river during a test allowance to let the river run to the sea once again. (photo by Pete McBride / PeteMcBride.com)

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend.

Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend on radio, or listen below!

HOUR 1
- When some of the world’s most experienced wall climbers, mountaineers and expedition leaders refer to a particular trip as a “death march,” it’s best not to dismiss the epithet as mere hyperbole. Those were the words Mark Jenkins chose to describe a recent summit attempt of the 19,140 foot Hkakabo Rasi on Myanmar’s border with Tibet. Cory Richards, Hilaree O’Neill, Renan Ozturk and Emily Harrington marched with Jenkins for two weeks hiking through the jungle, “with leeches, spiders, and all sorts of bug bites,” before they even reached base camp. Bad weather reduced the team size for the expedition push, but the threat of spending —> Read More Here

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